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-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. the white house will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's role in libya. that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> new today gays and lesbians can openly enlist and serve in the united states military for the first time in history. after months of preparations, the repeal of don't ask, don't tell took place overnight. the policy officially ended at 12:01 this morning. to celebrate, gay rights activists gathered in northwest washington for a new year's eve style countdown. meanwhile, one u.s. navy officer lieutenant gary ross celebrated by marrying his longtime partner in vermont at midnight. ross says he plans to have a full career in the military. >> it is now 6:07. 64 degrees. labored breathing ]
and iran. >> reporter: release came before president obama addressed the united nations general assembly. mahmoud ahmedinejad gives his speech today. president obama says he's thrilled with the news. he like the rest of his administration believes the hikers should not have been held in the first place. >> they have a chance now to reunite with their families and to decompress from what has been a terrible experience for them and i'm looking forward to seeing them when they return home. >> reporter: in josh fattal's hometown near philadelphia "welcome home" signs are already up. his uncle is eagerly awaiting a reunion. >> i want to see his face. >> reporter: they could be back on u.s. soil within days. susan mcguinness for cbs news, washington. >> omani and swiss diplomats helped to get the release since the u.s. has no diplomatic relations with iran. >>> president obama talked to the united nations general assembly yesterday. procedure to his -- prior to his address president obama met face-to-face with the palestinian president. he doesn't want abbas to ask for statehood when the u.n
at the annual meeting of the united nations general assembly. palestinian president mock mod abbas remains determined to take his bid for statehood to the u.n. despite pressure from the u.s. for abbas to instead resume peace talks with israel. tracie potts joins with us more from washington. good morning. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. president obama addresses directly in his speech before the u.n. general assembly yesterday, he said that people not coming to statements and resolutions at the united nations. he's been pushing for the two sides to restart no,z and in fact the security council is expected to consider that request for full membership, possibly tomorrow. president obama met with both abbas yesterday and israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. with netanyahu, he reiterated that the u.s. is committed to israel's safety. saying it is unbreakable. they may postpone the decision or french president nicolas sarkozy suggested upgrading their status from voting from nonmember. lynn? >> tracie potts for us in washington, tracie, thank you. >>> here's a look at some other storie
: their freedom came on the eve of the iranian president ahmadinejad's speech to the united nations general assembly. he has tried to claim credit for the pair's release. but the sult tan of oman, paid $1 million in bail. >> our deepest gratitude goes to his majesty for obtaining our release. >> president obama is thrilled with the news but, like the rest of his administration, believes the hikers never belonged in jail. >> they have a chance to reunite with their families and decompress. >> reporter: there is no word yet when the men will leave for america. family members in the united states say after two years of uncertainty, they are just thankful to know the men are coming home. >> the hikers were arrested in july of 2009, near the iran/iraq border. they say they got lost and wandered into iranian territory. >>> if you dig for dinosaur bones you probably already know about the dinosaur park in laurel, maryland. but did you know about a big discovery there? dave hacker, of silver spring, likes to hunt for fossils. and following tropical storm lee, he came to an open space, he said he kn
at the united nations general assembly? pakistan is here because it believes in multilateralism. each september, we return to this great city and this grand scheme so we can reaffirm the presence pls and values of multilateralism. it is and has been one of the abiding central points of our central policy. we are committed to the deal of the united nations. to us, the ideal is very simple. we can do more together than we can apart. we can solve complex problems by consensus rather than by yiewn unilateralism. multilateral cooperations deals with global challenges, old and new in our independent world. as we grow more than and more dependent on each other, the space for unilateralism and unidimensional question is strengths. those skeptical of the future of multilateralism are living in the past. our future, collective future, is bright, and it's the nations in multilateralism that safeguard this future. mr. president, pakistan believes in the promise of the united nations over the scorch of war. the world governed by rules and norms of civility of decency and good will creating a better future f
. >>> president obama is in new york for a two-day meeting of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just a day after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. but the president -- the white house rather will now focus on issues in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya, but that will likely be overshadowed by a push by palestinian leaders to gain u.n. recognition as a state, something that could threaten israeli-palestinian peace talks. >>> today is the first day back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is a vote to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners, with a taxable income of at least $350,000 a year. the new bracket would be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if this new plan passes, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>
gather in new york city for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. one of the issues up for discussion is the recognition of the palestinian authority as an independent state. several donor nations are reaffirming the authority's readiness for statehood based on reports from key international financial institutions and the u.n. the funeral for kara kennedy, the oldest child of the late senator edward kennedy will be held wednesday at holy trinity church in d.c. the 51-year-old kennedy died friday at a health club. she collapsed after her daily workout. a wake will be held tuesday. both the wake and the funeral will be open to the public. the burial will be private. >>> and funeral plans are also being made for the daughter of former vice president walter mondale. 51-year-old eleanor mondale died after battling brain cancer for several years. she was a television reporter and a radio show host after getting small parts on the big and small screen. she had been off the air since 2009 when she announced the cancer had returned. >>> for the first time in four years, the w
nations' general assembly in new york. before his address, he's expected to meet with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas trying to head off a mideast diplomatic showdown at the u. n.. abbas is pushing ahead for his campaign for palestinian state hood there. >>> yesterday, world leaders pledged to take action to prevent millions of deaths from cancer, diabetes and heart and lung disease. the leaders at the general assembly's first ever meeting on chronic disease promised to tackle them. however, they never answered exactly how they plan to go about doing that. the pentagon says the number of american troops in iraq will fall to roughly 40,000 by the end of this month. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mike mullen says the reduction puts the military on track to meet its goal by withdrawing all troops from iraq by the end of the year. there's no word on when the estimated 100,000 private security contractors will remain in the country. >>> another battle in the senate over disaster aid now. majority leader harry reid will try this week to add nearly $7 billion in disaster aid funding to
including president obama will converge on new york this week for the opening of the united nations general assembly. palestinians' quest for statehood is likely to dominate discussions of the next few days. >>> the television world honored its brightest hours last night at the emmy awards. charlie sheen made a surprise appearance. he was on his best behavior when he delivered a message to his former classmates. >> from the bottom of my heart i wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. [applause] >> interesting. he was fired earlier this year after he fought with producers. last night he presented the trophy for best comedy in that acting category. i think everyone was waiting for the punch line there. it seemed crest that come up. to go a new approach to winning. now let's check in with steve. he is following breaking traffic is for us. this is all look pretty. >> this is an these birds. this is on eastbound route 7. there was an accident involving pedestrians, and it looks like only the right shoulder is getting by. singer repeated delays there. quick look
the palestinians to drop their bid for statehood when he addresses the united nation's general assembly later on today. the u.s. has threatened to veto the move. the president is scheduled to meet with israeli and palestinian leaders. the last two months of hurricane season could be active ones. a forecaster is predicting four more hurricanes between now and november. two could become major storms. this comes as tropical storm ophelia churns in the atlantic. that's the last news we need. we're going to get to a story you saw first on abc 7 and wjla.com. two prince george's county police officers are now facing charges. they are accused of beating a university of maryland student. it happened after the means basketball team defeated duke 3. -- duke. good morning. >> good morning. it all happened here along this street in college park. now two officers, register nalt -- reginald baker and james harrison are facing very serious charges including first-degree assault as well as misconduct in office. this video that a student photographer here at the university of
of the united nations general assembly. the meetings come just two days after the president called for a new tax plan to pay for his jobs bill. the president will focus on jobs in the middle east. the president is expected to praise the international cooperation that helped lead to the end of moammar gadhafi's rule in libya. that will likely be overshadowed by a push from palestinian leaders to gain recognition as a state. >>> it's back to work for the d.c. council after summer recess. one of the first orders of business is to raise taxes on the district's wealthiest residents. according to "the washington post," council members will make a new top bracket for wage earners with a tax income of at least $350,000 annually. the new bracket will be taxed at 8.95%. right now all d.c. residents who make $40,000 or more pay 8.5% income tax. if the plan does pass, the new rate would go into effect immediately. >>> also in today's meeting, at large council member vincent orange will propose a $45,000 hike in the council's salary. he's also proposing that council members give up their second jobs and be l
as an independent country and president obama addressed the united nations's general assembly. the president is rejecting the move and wants palestinians to negotiate directly with israel. >> ultimately, the israelis and palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on the issue that is divide them on boarders and security on refugees and is jerusalem. >> during his speech to the un general assembly last week, talks between israel and palestine broke down. >>> can d.c.'s fire chief promote his brother? kelton ellerbe is up for acting battalion chief, but the mayor's office wants to make sure he gets the job on his own merit. the chief said that he has been on the job for 20y years and even ran into the pentagon on 9/11. >> the fact that a person's brother or sister is a chief should not prevent a person from being promoted. i talked with chief e well, lerbe about this. >> public officials are not allowed to promote a reel difficult in an agency he or she has official patrol over. >>> controversial prisoner's execution delayed. we'll explain the last-min
as an independent country. president obama addressed the united nation's general assembly. what does the -- is the u.s. going to do about this? >> reporter: officials made it clear that they will veto any effort to fully recognize palestine. palestinians will formerly ask the u.n. for statehood on friday but president obama wants -- is rejecting the move and wants them to negotiate directly with israel. abbas walked through the united nation doors and president obama made it clear he would not walk out with u.n. recognition of a palestinian state. >> the genuine peace can be realized between israelis and the palestinians themselves. >> reporter: the president said the u.n. should not formally recognize palestine and asked both sides to return to the stalled middle east peace talks. >> the israelis and palestinians, not us, who must reach an agreement on issues that divide them. on borders and on security o refugees and jerusalem. >> reporter: the palestinians are expected to ask the u.n. to formally recognize them on friday and the joint meeting as
for wjz. >> president obama told the united nations general assembly there are no shortcuts to ending the conflict in the middle east. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have come to the let president by now. >> they said not to ask for a formal recognition of a palestinian state on friday. the president says he supports a palestinian state, but only one that results from an agreement between palestinians and israelis. >> the deadlock will only be broken when each side learns to stand in the other shoes. >> reporter: following the speech, the president met with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> the palestinians wanted to achieve a state with international immunity, but they're not prepared to give peace to israel in return. >> reporter: president obama is set to meet with abbas. but u.s. officials admit, it is unlikely the palestinians will change their minds. >> what's wrong with negotiating it, state to state. why do we have to be occupied? >> reporter: the white house promises the u.s. will vet
the tremor or were buried by the landslides right afterwards. >> the united nations general assembly opening session today. mahmoud abbas plans to amy for statehood recognize nation. they're threatening to use force. >>> the 11-month-old girls from sudan were joined at the tops of their head. the charity that funded the operation says the babies do not appear to be suffering any neurological side effects. >>> six months marks two years since the crash that nearly killed soccer star charlie davies who now plays for d.c. united. >> since the early morning wreck on the gw parkway, davies has defied the limits doctors set for him. chip reid has more on the come barque and the goals davies has for himself. >> nearly two years ago, it looked like charlie davies would never play soccer again. >> many people doubted me. in my own head, i knew nothing was going to keep me from getting back on the field. >> davies a star forward was horribly injured in a car accident near washington, d.c. that killed another passenger. davies' right leg was fractured in three places. his eye socket was shattered. his
for statehood buyer the -- before the united nations general assembly. >> it is time for palestinians to gain their independence and freedom. >> reporter: some members gave abbas a standing ovation. in his statement, he was highly critical of israel. >> allow israel to occupy it forever and will it allow it to stay above the law? >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said a settlement is not the issue. >> the core of the issue has always been and remains, the refusal of palestinians to recognize a jewish state. >> reporter: both abbas and israel said they want peace, even as violence continued back in the middle east. >> reporter: rocks and tear gas mill filled the -- filled the west bank. in one, they shot and killed a palestinian man, during a clash with israeli settlers. but when night fell, thousands gathered in ramallah to watch the speech. but when the israeli prime minister got behind the podium, the crowd started throwing shoes at the screen. >> reporter: abbas. and the u.s. vows to support israel, promising its veto power to stop any resolution from passing. >> prime minister
. >>> lesli, world leaders are in new york city tonight for a meeting of the united nations general assembly. manuel reports on the showdown that is brewing over palestinian state hood. >> the president will address the u.n. assembly here on friday and plans to submit a written request seeking official recognition. the u.s. is making it clear it will reject any vote for statehood and further negotiations are needed. >> it can be accomplished through actions of the united nations. it will have to be isrealis and palestinians sitting down and dealing with the hard issues that have divided them. >> proisrael demonstrators outside of the u.n. agree. >> it is in one place only. at a peace table. you sit down and negotiate. >> behind the scenes, the u.s. and other mediators are meeting to assert a showdown vote by proposing a solution that both palestine and israel could accept. the president says had will not vow to pressure to negotiate before he makes his plea to the world. manuel, cbs news at the u.n. >> and the white house says president obama has not ruled out meeting with president ab
night for the annual gathering of the united nations general assembly. this morning he will meet with the head of the libyan transitional council as well as other leaders. after attending a fundraiser tonight the president is scheduled to address the u. n. tomorrow. >>> a difficult investigation this morning for police in prince george's county. they're determining the exact details of what happened when a 2-year-old boy shot himself in the head last night. the child died a short time later. 9news now reporter surae chinn is live at the scene in oxon hill, maryland, a very sad scene to say the least. good morning. >> reporter: it is -- good morning. it is a tough morning. in fact, and police are trying to figure out exactly what happened. there's still cuello tape here. remnants of it here on the fence surrounding the building that once surrounded the building here where the investigation was going on last night. and whether this horrific accident happened here at 6261 in this apartment building on riverside plaza apartments. residents are saying it happened on the second floor o
that they will soon be released. >>> president obama is in new york for the opening of the united nations general assembly session. the president will join more than 100 world leaders. they will hold talks with a number of those leaders. the president hopes to point out progress made in libya, but that could be overshadowed by a showdown over palestinian statehood. debt for 17 years gay and lesbian americans have been prohibited from serving openly in the military. if that changed overnight as the department of defense officially brought an end to "don't ask, don't tell". rebecca cooper live in a satellite center with more on the new regulations. good morning. >> good morning. the military has spent months and many millions of dollars in training trips and top commanders . at the stroke of midnight this morning, "don't ask, don't tell" was officially over. for the past 18 years, a gay members of the military could only serve as long as they did not openly admit their orientation. prior to that, anyone found to be gay was discharged . president obama signed legislation doing away with "don't ask,
nations general assembly this morning. he will follow back up with meetings with israeli and palestinian leaders. the u.s. says it will veto the move in the u.n. security council. >>> still no word on why an unidentified man jumped a fence outside the white house last night. it happened about 6:30 on pennsylvania avenue near lafayette park. the secret service says the man was carrying a backpack, but there was nothing dangerous inside. he faces unlawful entry charges. the first family was not home during the incident. >>> 6:32. a murdered bowie state university will be remembered at a vigil tonight. >> the service will allow the university community to celebrate dominique frazier's life. prosecutors say that her roommate's alexis simpson stabbed her to death after they argued over music plank from ipod. -- music playing. >>> the oldest daughter of massachusetts senator ted kennedy has died. she died at a north west d.c. health club at the age of 51. >>> a funeral mass will be held at 9:30 this morning at holy trinity church in georgetown. there will be a private burial. >>> two prince ge
the united nations general assembly meeting. the question of the meeting is palestinian statehood. they have announced their intention to submit an application to the u.n. security council. the united states and europe ar willing to fight over this, saying it will delay already stalled peace talks in the in region. >>> former imf chief dominique strauss-kahn is calling it an error the encounter with a hotel maid in new york. he insisted the encounter did not involve violence, constraint, or aggression, but he added he will, quote, regret it infinitely. new york city prosecutors dropped charges against strauss-kahn last month, but he still faces a civil lawsuit. >>> his story is bizarre, but prosecutors say he believed it. a teenage english speaking boy who showed up at berlin city hall claiming he spent years living in the woods. according to "the daily mirror." the 17-year-old boy who calls himself ray walked out of woods early this morning. his father took him into the forest when his mother died five years ago. he said he left after burying his dad who recently died. interpol and police
will address the united nations general assembly. he's expected the say action at the u. n. is not the way for palestine to be recognized as an independence state. friday. they are formally expected to apply for a seat at the united nations. today the president will meet with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas. it's heated on both sides. [ speaking foreign language ] >> we tell the entire world peace has only one way and that's justice, freedom and independence to the arab and palestinian nations. >> solution is in one place only at a peace table. you sit down and you negotiate. >> israeli prime minister left israel this morning and he'll be in new york as well later this week he will also meet with president obama and address the united nations. >>> two months after an arlington county prefer was hurt in an early -- police officer was hurt in an early morning car crash, police have made an arrest in the case. they arrested 21-year-old katherine grace kron. she's charged with dui. we told you about this when it happened july 20th. police say the car driven by kron collided with a patrol car
to debate and to discuss the important issues facing the world at the united nations general assembly. while there will be a variety of issues on the agenda this year, i'm extremely concerned about one issue specifically. over the last several months, palestinian authority president abbas has repeatedly voiced his intention to formally request statehood recognition and full membership in the united nations. in july, the arab league endorsed this irresponsible ploy. regrettably, president abbas intends to make the former request during this session of the united nations general assembly. i oppose the decision of the palestinian authority to seek a declaration of statehood by the united nations. the unilateral action of the palestinian authority is intended to circumvent the peace process. it is not a good-faith effort to achieve peace in the middle east but to me, rather, it is a political maneuver. the united nations should not be interfering or intervening in this complex process and should refrain from passing unilateral delegations on -- declarations on issues that are part of ongoing dir
obama stood beside israel and the cause of peace when he addressed the united nations general assembly. i rise today to also stand beside our ally and friend, israel, and the goal of a two-state solution. i firmly believe that only a two-state solution can lead to a lasting peace between israel and the palestinian people. unfortunately, we're heading down a path that will not lead to a lasting peace. involvement by the united nations general assembly will not lead to a solution but will act as a disruptive force. i would urge the parties to use the time in new york to begin a constructive dialogue towards agreement on final status issues. if peace is to be achievable, then we must break through the cycle of failure that is too often plagued -- that has too often plagued negotiations. u.n. action will not resolve the issues acting as a roadblock to peace. it is important also to notice the president has stated that peace will not come until each side -- and i quote the president here -- learns to stand in each other's shoes, learns to stand in each other's shoes." end quote. each party
, the president will make remarks to the united nations general assembly. it was announced last week that the palestinian president would seek unanimous vote -- recognition from the state -- for the state of palestine -- seek united nations recognition for the state of palestine, something in that bid states is opposed to. caller: thank you for taking my call, and i do respect the commander in chief. i have been in the service. i was in the air force during the vietnam era. i am retired now at my age. i like some of the things the president said, as far as getting more backbone. i think the president as the commander-in-chief, has to be decisive in his decision. however, i have seen this country over the last 40-plus years slowly deteriorated because of all the things that have been happening in our government. the government is here to serve the people, not the other way around. i would like to see the government actually take a less active role in telling the people how they should live their lives, ok? what i would like to see happen from the commander-in-chief is that he does giv
not belong in the united nations general assembly. he is a terrorist. >> reporter: he didn't discuss the two american hikers held in iran two years or their nuclear program. a spokesman for u.s. ambassadors susan right said mahmoud ahmadinejad turned to abhorrent anti-semitic slurs and despicable conspiracy theories. eric shawn, fox news. >>> it's 7:37 now on a friday morning. we are still three days away, but the excitement is building about monday's redskins' game against the dreaded cowboys. dave ross joins us for a preview. >>> flash flood watch in effect later this morning. that's the view now. you can see the traffic on wisconsin avenue in northwest d.c. tony has a look at the forecast coming up yet again, and julie will help us get through the fog as well. it's now 7:38. mm >>> 7:41 now. it's dallas week. >> never too early. >> always a bigger game when you're playing dallas, especially in dallas. we've had trouble there in the past. you have a national audience watching. you'll hear great things about the redskins. a lot of people
the united nations general assembly meeting? i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? >> i ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. blumenauer: mr. speaker, last night roger was honored for his 20 years leadership as defenders ever of wildlife, where he became a key pillar of the american environmental movement. the successful reintroduction of the gray wolf in the american west is an example of his tenacity, skill and vision. whether roger was fighting to protect our environmental laws from assault or using them for their intended purposes, he showed how even in difficult times people would respond to protect what they cherish. that is how we built defenders of wildlife in the formedible political and policy force, increasing the membership 1,500% to almost a million people. whether it's taking his phone call, taking a visit or exploring the refuge with roger, his passion was clear to me. roger provided leadership that matters which speaks volu
york to the united nations general assembly. so, of course, it's all still a bit shrouded in mystery. we don't know who posted the bail, the assumptions are it was someone in oman. posted the bail for sarah shourd. the third person in that group, the young woman released last year on humanitarian grounds. so we should, if the good news is in fact to be believed, we should have it sometime within the next hour or so. back to you guys. >> you will bring that information to us right when it happens. thanks for that report. >> attention, hikers, once they get free, we should not hike in that area. can we go the rockies, perhaps, sometime? >> he murdered a police officer 22 years ago and in just 13 hours from now, troy davis will pay with his own life. he'll be executed. >> are you giving snup>> no. >> when will you give up? >> never! >> supporters for troy holding a vigil outside of death row. he's scheduled to die at 7:00 p.m. tonight for the murder of an off-duty police officer. he was working as a security guard when he was shot dead rushing to help a homeless man who was being at
third address to the united nations general assembly. live coverage on line starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span.org. the president is expected to address the middle east peace process. the president spoke yesterday on libya, touting it as a model of what the international community can achieve. that's where we will begin this morning, with your take on the role of the u.n. and world affairs. >> libya is a lesson in what the international community can achieve when we stand together as one. i said at the beginning of this process, we cannot and should not intervene every time there is injustice in the world, yet it is also true that there are problems where the world could have and should have summoned the will to prevent the killing of innocents on a horrific scale. we are forever haunted by the atrocities we did not prevent and the lives we did not save. this time was different. this time we, through the united nations, found the courage and the collective will to act. host: let me begin with the front page of "the washington times." they said this. host: let me show
. and as promised, he was met with some cheers and, of course, opposition. before the united nations and the general assembly. some members gave them a standing ovation. in their remarks, the president was highly critical of israel. >> yes, now, that is something to occupy whatever and to allow the cities to remain above the law. >> reporter: the prime minister said that the settlements are not the issues. >> the core of the conflict has always been there. un. if gnatly will remain a few of them and the palestinians to recognize the jewish state. >> reporter: both of the presidents told the general assembly that they want peace. even as violence continued in the middle east. >> and they fill the air in the west bank. in one occupied community, the israeli troops killed and shot a palestinian man. thousands of palestinians gathered peacefully to watch them speak. and they could take months to take action on the request. and that the u.s. vows to support israel, promising to use their veto power to stop any resolution for the state hood from passing. and that is including the u.s., they are calling fo
to coincide with his address to the united nations general assembly later today. chris? >> charlie dagata. >>> i know you had a chance to speak to your wife, nicole, just a short time ago. what did she say about the reunion? how are they doing? >> she was still pretty much speechless. very, very excited. she looked very relieved. everybody's really happy to be together right now. >> i know, obviously, you're not in oman for the reunion, but what was it like for you having been a part of this ordeal for the last two years to see it unfold in those images? >> when i saw the plane land, that's when i knew it was over. it was a huge, huge relief for me. >> this has been a painstaking two years for your entire family. beyond the relief of, obviously, bringing the boys home, what do you think this moment is going to be like for your family when everybody is able to come home and be together and finally put this whole ordeal behind them? >> well, i don't know, it's something we've all looked forward to and we're all ready to move on with our lives and i'm sure shane, sarah and josh are ready to
to winning back the jewish vote? next week the united nations general assembly takes place, palestinian statehood will be on the agenda, and they are looking to see how the president acts. >> reporter: it's whether or not it's a problem of perception or reality. what i can tell you is the obama campaign is actively reaching out to the jewish community certainly to all of their base, but to the jewish community to shore up support among jewish voters. here at the white house they're not saying anything about losing support among jewish voters. instead, they're trying to reinforce the notion that the administration remains a strong supporter of israel and jay carney, in fact, repeated several times this week the endorsement, strong endorsement, from israel's prime minister that the u.s. remains strong or this administration has been committed to israel's security. so, that's the message that they're trying to push forward. but as you pointed out, all of this coming into sharper focus as the president heads to the u.n. general assembly next week and this issue of palestinian statehood will
obama's trip to new york next week to address the united nations general assembly. the palestinians want the u.n. to support their hopes to establish their own state. the u.s. does not back their desires. so-called arab spring in countries like libya and egypt put the white house and the state department in a very awkward position here. catherine herridge live in washington for us. where do things stand right now? >> reporter: well, thank you, jon and good morning. this potential showdown at the u.n. next week has been brewing for months and the stated position of hillary clinton and other members of the administration is that they do support statehood for the pa palestinians but through negotiation not through recognition alternate the united nations. a white house spokesman emphasized the point. >> the palestinians will not and cannot achieve statehood through a declaration at the united nations. it is a distraction and in fact it's counter procee counter productive. that remains our position. we continue to be focused with great intensity on the need to get israelis and palestinians t
spoke before the united nations general assembly. >> mr. president, allow me at the outset to congratulate you and our brothers, the people of the tarmac on the occasion of the 66th session of the general assembly. our presentation will be of assistance to you in performing your duties. we are confident that your experience and vision will be an important factor in the success of the general assembly. our thanks also goes to your predecessors, for his presidency of the general assembly and his outgoing session. i would also like to congratulate on his reelection for a second term as secretary-general and wish him all success in his work. mr. president, it is an honor to stand in front of you one more time to brief you on, as it works, build a modern state that lives in peace with its people and neighbors. iraq is building a homeland where everyone is at peace and stability, regardless of sectarian, ethnic, a system where the rule of law prevails. and lives are respected and the system that is based on democracy and peaceful transition of power. this is the basis on the past
president ahmadinejad is scheduled to address the united nations. and once again, appear on the world stage. >> well certainly one of the motivations likely is that as ahmadinejad comes to the united nations' general assembly next week or so, that he will have something positive to ride on. >> sources within iran's government tell nbc news the release is expected, still expected within the next coming days. the story is on the front page of the impending release of every newspaper in iran. and in some of the newspapers, the hikers are being called spies, and the question is being asked, why would iran release them now? matt, back to you. >> it's a tough story to follow. we thank you for your reporting on that and appreciate it very much. it's now six minutes after the hour. here's savannah. >>> now to politics and the renewed firestorm over a controversial vaccine. during monday's republican presidential debate, congresswoman michele bachmann took a political swipe at governor rick perry, over a controversial amendment that would have required teenaged girls to get the hpv vaccine. >> she n
representative to the united nations from 2002 to 2006. during this period he was chairman of the fourth committee of special political and decolonization of the 60th u.n. general assembly. vice president of the economic and social council from 2004 and 2005 and vice president of the u.n. conference on illicit trade and small arms and light weapons in all its aspects in 2001. . began his career in 1992, serving as charge kay defair as azerbaijan's commission. he was the 47th through 56th sessions of the united nations general assembly. having joined the ministry of foreign affairs of azerbaijan in 1989, the ambassador has held the post of political officer first secretary, and deputy director of the ministries department of information and political analysis, as well as director of department of international organizations. i took up oriental studies of state university in 1972 and received the school's highest degree in 197 . he did postgraduate research as russia's academy of science in moscow. in the early 1990's he also studied for a year at the diplomatic academy of russia's foreign
the future of post moammar gadhafi libya during the meetings at the united nations general assembly in new york. gadhafi issued a radio message calling the rebel takeover aisha raid that will not last. also at the u.n. palestinian president mahmoud abbas is pressing ahead with his campaign to gain full u.n. status for the palestinians. >>> a new book is rocking the white house by painting an unflattering picture of the president's leadership during the economic crisis. white house leaders accused "df kens men" author ron suskind of misquoting them. earlier on "today" suskind defends the passage that anita dunn called the white house a "genuinely hostile workplace to women" a quote she has since challenged. >> all of them said everything, we have extensive notes and tapes for this book, and the fact is, with anita dunn, as with most of the other subjects, they were told what would be said next to them, what they said in the book. with anita "the washington post" this morning confirms the quote. i had to do something that i've never been before but i said it's a special occasion which is i l
today for the united nations general assembly. iran's courts are considering a $1 million bail deal to release two american hikers jailed there. the hikers must wait until tuesday for a second judge to approve the deal. >>> speaking for the first time publicly since his arrest on sexual assault charges in may -- >> well, she can't be too close, dominic strauss-kahn appeared on french tv yesterday. very far away from the anchor. >> there's plexiglass. >> like a lion. he admitted that a sexual encounter did occur, but maintained it did not involve violence, strain, or aggression. >> that doesn't work. >> well, you will notice -- >> french presidential hopeful, the one-time french presidential hopeful says he regrets the act and calls it a "moral failing." really? >> that's what they're calling it these days. >> that's convenient. charges against strauss-kahn were dropped last month after information from the victim -- >> look how far she is from him. seriously. >> in france we call that spitting distance. >> yeah. >> here's what you do. >> what? >> you don't try to kiss, make out with
had a strong showing in several national polls has just 8% support. >>> up at the united nations, president obama addressed the general assembly. he also met with palestinian president mahmoud abbas last night but he is rejecting president obama's call to delay his call for recognition of an independent palestine. president obama said it should come through negotiations between the palestinians and israelis. >> ultimately, it is the israelis and palestinians, not us, who must reach agreement on issues that divide them on borders and on security, on refugees and jerusalem. >> in addition to meeting with abbas president obama also sat down with israel's prime minister last night. there were protests outside the u.n. in new york and in the middle east yesterday. >>> coming up next, new number prove what so many drivers see around here every day. we have the longest commute in the nation. >> we are checking in with tony for your full forecast when fox 5 morning news continues. @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ from ethan allen come new expressions of our e
ahmadinejad is to have this release before he speaks before the united nations general assembly, stands on the world stage, and he is scheduled to arrive in new york on monday, savannah, so the clock is ticking. >> all right. ann curry on the story again in tehran. ann, thank you. >>> let's check on some of the other top stories of the morning. natalie morales is over at the news desk. good morning, natalie. >>> good morning everyone. television evangelist pat robertson is under fire for comments he made about alzheimers disease on his "700 club program." he gave this response to a caller whose friend was dating other women while his wife was ill with alzheimer's. >> here's the loved one. this is the woman or man that you have loved for 20, 30, 40 years, and suddenly that person is gone. they're gone. they are gone. if you respect that vow, you say till death do us part, this is the kind of death. >> robertson went on to say he encourages the spouse to divorce before dating again. the alzheimer's foundation of america responded, saying that his comments feed misconceptions about the dis
. >>> iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad arrived in new york for the united nations general assembly. iran's courts, meanwhile, are considering a $1 million bail deal to release those two american hikers jailed there but the hikers must wait until tuesday for a second judge to approve the deal. >>> as you heard it was tv's biggest night at the emmy awards. "modern family" swept up a total of five statues including best comedy series again and "mad money" won again for best drama. meanwhile, alec baldwin brought drama of his own and refused to appear on the show after fox sensored a joke he made about the parent company news corps and their ongoing hacking scandal, however, charlie sheen was cool as a cucumber and wished his former castmates on "two and a half men" all the best as they start their new season without him this week, even tweeted this picture of himself with his replacement on the show ashton kutcher. much more on the emmys still ahead. 7:07. back to matt, ann and stefanie. he generally seemed to mean it. >> water under the bridge. no question about it, natalie, thank you very
assembly of the united nations. >> this is not class warfare. it is math. it is wrong that in the united states of america a teacher or a nurse or a construction worker who earns $50,000 should pay higher tax rates than somebody pulling in $50 million. >> republicans say the president knows his proposals have no chance of passing and is in full campaign mode. >>> president obama says he supports a major cost-cutting move bit u.s. postal service. while unveiling hi debt reduction plan yesterday, president said he supports the postal service's plan to eliminate saturday service. >>> coming up next, we'll go live to fox business network in new york for our business beat. we'll talk more about the holiday hiring outlook. >>> and as we go to break, at a pace price of about $2,500. this touts itself as one of the most affordable cars in the road inform you plate it with nearly 200 pounds of goad and a couple of jewels, it sells for more like $4.6 my yop and this was created in india to celebrate the art of indian jewelry making. is that i peacock i believe it is -- is that a peacock? >> i beli
to the united nation's secretary. abbas makes his case to the general assembly and saying all palestinians are looking for is a peaceful existent. -- existence. ntsb nate [ through translator ] >> i do not believe anyone with a shred of conscience can check our application for a full membership in the united nations and our edition as
, not spying. a day after the release, the iranian president, ahmadinejad will address the general assembly. today, he's going to focus on the united nations. ahmadinejad denied the holocaust ever happened and that he doubted the september 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. we are going to turn to the weather. the gray skies above the nation's capital. it's warmer here, too. tom joins us. tom? >> we had the cloud cover lingering throughout much of the region in the morning hours. not much rain, happily. there's the sky over washington now. it's clogged with clouds. there are a few breaks in the clouds, a little bit of sunshine breaking out. as we look at what's been happening over the last 12 hours, a few passing light showers south and east of washington. there are thin spots around the shenandoah valley. they are getting a little bit of sunshine breaking through the cloud cover. mostly cloudy in washington and points east. the temperatures are climbing a bit. we are in the low to mid-70s throughout much of the region. reagan national is at 70 degrees. we'll have a small chance of an additional s
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